Holocene is a music + arts venue, nightclub and events space in the core of inner-SE Portland. Since the summer of 2003, Holocene has been hosting touring acts from folk to minimal techno, Portland's own most exciting musicians, unforgettable dance parties, and all manner of arts and multimedia parties that blur the line between highbrow and down-and-dirty.

Located in the the old Best Auto Parts warehouse on the corner of SE 10th and Morrison, Holocene is a 5000sf, 325-person venue with soaring white walls, 25' ceilings, spindly bow-trusses, and a metric ton of hand-built modern detail. Holocene's two main rooms are each equipped with a superb sound system, video projection, lights, and performance area. A wall between the two will also fold agreeably out of the way, making one large space. You'll find a floor plan + main audio system manifest below.

Floor Plan (.pdf)
Sound System Manifest (.pdf)

Questions Commonly Asked

Can I just drop by?
The short answer is Yes. We're more a venue than a bar, but were always open for a lovely Happy Hour on Fridays, 5-8pm, and nearly all weekend nights we have great, friendly dance parties with low covers. Other nights, we host a wide range of music and events, so you may want to check the calendar and see which nights you're most excited about.

How do I find you?
You can get a map on our Contact page.

Is Holocene All-ages
Nearly all nights at Holocene are 21+. However, we can host both private and public all-ages events, and do host the occasional all-ages show (always very clearly marked on the calendar).

Is it possible to rent Holocene for a private event?
Absolutely! There's a special page all about it!

How can I play a show at Holocene?
Everything you need to know about booking a show at Holocene can be found right here.